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Optimizing Surgical Suction

Being Responsible and Smart with Plastic

The use of plastic keeps on growing worldwide. According to Zero Waste France, global consumption of plastic has doubled since 2000 and could quadruple by 2050. Hospital waste may not be the first association when thinking about plastic waste, yet it represents significant volumes: Quebec on its own produces 5,000 tons of plastic waste a year,…

Reducing CO2 Emissions in Healthcare by Using Serres Nemo

We compared two methods of fluid medical waste disposal from an environmental point of view. Incineration of a full suction bag and using Serres Nemo for disposal. The biggest differences in environmental impact come from the incineration. In transportation, there is significant CO2 reduction potential too. First, we have a full suction bag. When it…

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Lowering Healthcare’s Carbon Footprint from Transportation

Your choice of suction system can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint. We at Serres aim to support you in reaching your sustainability targets. We analyze the environmental impact of our actions and products throughout the smart fluid management lifecycle – from the design phase all the way until the end of the product lifecycle. One…

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Video: Serres Integrated Solution

 Powering more than 40,000 cases each day, Serres has discovered that medical fluid waste management solutions can be optimized based on the amount of fluid collected. Rather than use the same system for every case, efficiency, safety, cost, space and sustainability are heightened when solutions reflect the fluid volume produced by each surgery. Interested…

Serres Announces Participation in the 2019 CleanMed Conference

Serres is excited to announce its participation in CleanMed 2019, a conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. As designers of smart solutions that reduce the environmental impact around suction, we will showcase how fluid management can be made environmentally sound with our integrated solution for fluid medical waste collection and disposal. The Serres Suction Bags…

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4 Steps to Creating a Greener Operating Room

Hospitals operate every day of the year in order to treat patients and save lives. In the process, generate a great deal of waste. While some hospitals have taken measures to reduce their carbon footprint, there is still more that needs to be done to make healthcare facilities sustainable. One of the most wasteful areas…

Improve the Efficiency, Safety and Cost of Surgical Fluid Collection and Disposal

Today’s operating rooms are rapidly evolving and technically complex environments. OR leaders must ensure all workflows and equipment have a positive impact on efficiency, safety, cost, space and sustainability. All these factors are essential, yet often overlooked, when evaluating surgical fluid collection and disposal systems. Serres has discovered that the efficiency, safety, cost, space and…

Heighten Clinician Safety and Cost Savings with New Medical Waste Disposal Equipment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued multiple statements regarding the importance of properly contained and removed medical fluid waste. According to recent reports, safe waste management in healthcare facilities is essential for the provision of patient-centered care.1 Such systems have been shown to reduce healthcare associated infections, decrease the cost of service delivery, and…